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of the shooting at sandy hook elementary, gun sales are on the rise. what is driving the spike? and the growing number of teachers who are looking to arm themselves. also, one man's trash becomes a child's musical treasure. you'll meet the children's orchestra that plays instruments recycled from garbage. >> i'm harris falkner. they are actually negotiating on capitol hill just as economic analysts say we are about to go over the so-called fiscal cliff, the punishing combination of higher taxes on just about every worker in america and deep spending cuts particularly to our military. top lawmakers are calling in staff members for meetings on this saturday. right now we are told senate leaders are working on a potential deal. still our journalists on the hill are being told there will be no official proposals or votes until tomorrow at the very earliest. the time line qoo -- could not be tighter. we will begin seeing lower tax rates expiring and federal aid for things like unemployment checks. here is a statistic for you. if there is no deal in place for january 1st, those benefits, those unempl
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use that four hurricane sandy? >> the red cross has a unique role with disaster recovery, they have to do with. they are chartered by congress. they have to show up. in most situations they are the first responders. but for those to step back to say a lot of people will help the red cross but what can i do? maybe in the second week when you see the pattern of what people really need. to fix up their houses or we need more meals for the elderly who could not get downstairs smetimes it could be thoughtful to wait. john: bill o'reilly always tries to get me to do was story. >> do was story of the scam charities. there are some but not many. some are less efficient but most do good things. >> there's a lot of discussion of trying to change the tax code to limit charitable conjured -- contributions. do you agree on that especially the man from the ayn rand institute. [laughter] >> no. i believe to the extent we have a tax cut it should be as simple as possible with no attempt to dictate what they think is the good use of the money. social policy should not be donethrough the tax code. jo
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we would provide the emergency assistance needed for the victims of sandy. one of the countries worst storms in history that damaged the northeast so badly, i'm hopeful we can move on both of these issues and that we will have members on both sides who perhaps will not agree, but hopefully we will have members on both sides who will agree, and we will act as the american people expect us to do so. >> we will hear from incoming vice presidents. >> thank you. i will be very brief. the difference between a divided government and dysfunctional government is the willingness to compromise. we saw that in the senate as leader nancy pelosi, that means looking at an agreement and deciding whether unbalanced, helps move the country forward. and we're hopeful that republicans on the house will do as democrats and republicans did on the senate, and wailed equities deciding at the end of the day that everybody gets 100% of what they want. democracy means a willingness to come together for the good of the country. and that is what compromise is all about, especially in an era of divided government.